Friday, September 12

  • Show setup and registration of entries
  • Entry Registration
  • Carvers get together reception

Saturday, September 13

  • Judging of carvings in showroom
  • Judging of decoys in the fountain pool
  • Seminar/Demo
  • Awards Banquet
  • Cocktail bird auction

Sunday, September 14

  • Seminar/Demo
  • Carving critiques by experts
  • Mini redhead drake decoy trade competition
  • First Virtual Digital Decorative Lifesize Carving Competition

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The Columbia Flyway Wildlife ShowFeather & Quill Carvers in partnership with the City of Vancouver’s Water Resource Education Center extend a warm welcome and a cordial invitation to attend the 27th Annual Columbia Flyway Wildlife Show & Northwest Championship Competition on September 13 and 14, 2014. Join us for a great experience.

This show has the reputation as the premier wildlife carving show and competition in the Northwest. The facility at the beautiful Water Resources Education Center on the banks of the Columbia River in Vancouver, Washington has every amenity that an art show focusing on wildlife sculpture could ask for. The show focuses on hand carved, textured, and painted wood sculptures of birds, fish, and mammals in fifteen competitive divisions.

View the judging of wildlife carvings in the main auditorium and the decoys in the fountain pool. Take advantage of the free seminars and demonstrations. Plan to be present for the first Virtual Digital Decorative Lifesize Carving Competition displayed on the big screen on Sunday afternoon. And as if that is not enough, join us at the Fountain Pool for the 6” mini decoy floaters “trade” event where grown carvers get more excited than they should at the intense competition and nail biting dramatics.

The Will Hayden Memorial Awards will be awarded to the best of show for intermediate and novice carvers. Due to the generous donations from area carving clubs and individuals who benefitted from Will’s years of friendship, mentoring, and support, this award will be given for years to come.

This show is a member of the International Wildfowl Carvers Association (IWCA). If you enter the IWCA Divisions and are a member of IWCA, you will be eligible for IWCA National Events such as the Championship contests. Check the IWCA rules here.

Click Here to View the Winners from the 2013 Show

Judy Caldwell, Oregon

Judy is a native Oregonian who grew up with a great love of animals and the wilderness. She has been involved with art and diverse mediums since childhood. In the early 1990’s she was first exposed to the beauty and warmth of wood sculpture. Judy feels that wood is the perfect medium to give her artwork depth and richness and has designated highly realistic sculpture as her method of interpreting her love of all wildlife. Some of her proudest moments have been winning the Best of Show. "What a tribute to compete with and be judged by the foremost in wildlife art."

Judy says, "It is my hope that through my carving I can demonstrate to the public the wonderment and beauty of our abundant wildlife and the responsibility we all have to provide and protect the habitat necessary to insure the survival of all the species."

The 2013 Feather & Quill Purchase Award is the Raffle Prize for 2014. Tickets can be purchased for this Stellar’s Eider carved by Brad Snodgrass of Junction City, California. Tickets are available now by mail and will be sold on the show weekend. The drawing will be held Sunday at 3:30 pm.

Tickets are $1 each or 12 for $10. You need not be present to win.

Mail your request and check to:

Don Baiar

1117 NE 124th Ave

Vancouver, WA 98684

Washington Federal Junior Duck Stamp
2014 Winners

Exhibited in the Water Resources Center 2014 Winners—August and September 2014

2014 Winner
Nicole Lobkov
Age 15
Vancouver, WA